The Pádraic Ó Conaire  statue is removed by forklift from Galway City Museum for transport to the Cast Bronze Foundry in Dublin. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 1:35

Were he alive to puff his pipe, Galway writer and satirist Pádraic Ó Conaire would have had a chuckle or two about his latest adventure – or that of h(...)

Rockwell’s Lee Molloy is tackled by Glenstal’s George O’Hara during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rockwell College 22 Glenstal Abbey 3 Two second-half tries, one early and the other near the end, gave Rockwell a deserved place in the Munster Schoo(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton recieves treatement during against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

"I know everyone talks about getting a quality 10, of an international standard, and you see Dan Carter is top of that list. But that requires a bi(...)

Rockwell College’s Sean O’Connor comes in to the secondrow for Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

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Crescent captain Gearoid Lyons is held aloft by teammates after the game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Crescent Comprehensive sprang a big surprise when they became the first team to win the Munster Schools via the back door system since it was i(...)